In the case when the drive is absolutely unable to access any of the four Z-tracks of the cartridge, it gives a message about the failure of the Z-tracks. In this case, ALL information is already lost forever!
The most frequent message that the TIP.EXE program issues at the end of the test is: “This drive and cartridge are in good condition, but perhaps not in the best condition.”
The following errors are issued: Continue reading
Of course, in simple cases this is possible. Accidentally destroyed files are recovered by common utilities, usually without any problems. This can be done even by poorly trained users – “dummies”. But quite serious knowledge of the file system and some skills are still necessary. The main thing is to have a good idea of the possible consequences of your actions. Continue reading